I'm taking the morning off to relax a bit. I'm very tired from the painting (constantly climbing ladders and painting larger areas with a small brush). In the evening I've been seeing friends which gives me little time for rest. Last night my friend Dan and I saw Wes Anderson's new film, Moonrise Kingdom, at the local cinema (Brattle) and it was really good.
It's coming along, bit by bit. Painting on this scale is an interesting experience and I have to say that it's enjoyable and challenging at the same time. One of the most difficult parts is deciding which colors go where, because it's quite a commitment. Making changes (which I've done) means a lot more work and time, sometimes repainting a large area of the wall. I've been stepping back often to see the whole picture, giving me a better perspective on what I'm doing.
Being in a busy part of town, I've had a lot of people talk to me as they pass on the sidewalk or shout from their cars. All of it has been positive and encouraging and there's an overall good vibe. It's strange to be making art in a public place, but I've decided that I like it. One of the best comments was a woman who shouted 'Put the flag of Portugal on it!" and I really don't think she was Portuguese.
I can't wait to draw the outlines and details in white! That'll be the last thing I do and it'll tie the whole thing together. I'm guessing that I'm still several days away from that.
Hurrah for murals!